New charity appointment aims to increase corporate and employee engagement in maritime

Mairéad Ní Cheóinín has been appointed to Seafarers UK as the charity’s new Corporate Fundraising Manager where her focus will be on engaging with the commercial maritime sector. Mairéad brings a wealth of business development, marketing experience and industry knowledge to the position from her previous roles, working with Steamship Mutual P&I, TradeWinds, Informa PLC in London and the Irish Maritime Development Office in Dublin. Mairéad joins the grant-giving, campaigning and fundraising ... [+]

New chief exec for XPO in Europe

XPO Logistics Europe has appointed Malcolm Wilson as chief executive officer following the promotion of Richard Cawston to managing director–supply chain, Europe, the position previously held by Wilson. Troy Cooper, XPO’s had served as the company’s European chief executive since 2015, in addition to his ... [+]

ABP chief to step down

ABP chief executive James Cooper is to step down after ten years with the port operator.  A successor is expected to be appointed in 2018. Cooper became chief executive and executive director of Associated British Ports Holdings in April 2013. Prior to this he was ... [+]

Trains and training for DB Cargo’s Amy Pressland

DB Cargo UK’s Dr Amy Pressland is leading a double life. As well as being International HR Projects Manager – though currently seconded to group partner Euro Cargo Rail in Paris she will be joining Team GB in the Age Group World Triathlon Championships in ... [+]

Change at the top for JF Hillebrand

Cees van Gent is to take over from Christophe Bernard as chief executive of drinks forwarding specialist JF Hillebrand from 1 October. His previous roles include chief executive of DHL Freight Germany Group chief executive of Lehnkering Logistics and Group chief executive of Van Gansewinkel ... [+]

New head for Kerry food and beverage

Kerry Logistics has appointed Claire Trench as head of food and beverage, based in Glasgow. She has over 17 years’ experience in forwarding, most recently in senior management positions working with leading brands in the beers, wines, and spirits industry. In her new role, she ... [+]

Germany’s Kukla to rival JF Hillebrand

German-owned freight forwarder Robert Kukla has launched a UK beverage logistics subsidiary and has recruited a team from of rival operator, JF Hillebrand. The Brentwood, north-east London-based company will be led by managing director, Steve Wood (Pictured second from left and below), along with commercial director ... [+]

Change of plan at Virgin Atlantic

Dominic Kennedy is being promoted to managing director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo. It follows changes in the airline’s senior management team which that mean David Geer, who was due to take up the post in mid-August, will instead become senior vice president revenue management. Dominic ... [+]

BIFA names new national chairman

Mark Bromley (left) has succeeded Fred Osborn as the elected national chairman of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period. He has been associated with BIFA for many years, working for BIFA member Allways International Freight Forwarding and was previously chairman ... [+]

Kelly Dennis to head DSV customer service

DSV has appointed Kelly Dennis, based in Purfleet, as head of its customer service team. She will also be involved with DSV’s customer service training academy. [+]